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Mr. Paca's Garden: Summer Storytime, "The Listening Walk"

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

Time: Program, 10 - 11 am; Garden Time, 11 - 11:30 am

Join us on six Tuesday mornings this summer for storytime and fun activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in the Historic District of Annapolis. Each program is designed for little ones (4-7 years) with a book reading, song, craft/art project, and free time in the garden. 

The-Listening-WalkShhhhh.  Do not talk!  Do not hurry! Get ready to fill your ears with a world of wonderful and surprising sounds in Mr. Paca’s backyard. “The Listening Walk” helps us to discover an extraordinary world of sounds in our everyday environment!  We will go for a nature listening walk and make a list of all the things we hear. Which sounds were loud? Which sounds were soft?  Come out find out! 

Cost: $10 per Child and $5 per Adult for General Admission; $8 per Child and Free for Adults for HA Members and Volunteers; $5 per Child and Free for Adults for Family Circle Members 


Please Note: an adult must accompany their child(ren) for the entirety of the program; garden time is not supervised by staff. Activities are held outdoors on the tented terrace. In the event of inclement weather, the activities will be held inside, and all participants over the age of 3 will be required to wear a mask.

Additional Dates: August 17

Not a member of the Family Circle? Family Circle members can enjoy exclusive opportunities and benefits all year long. Join today at the Benefactor ($250) level or above, and email us at to let us know yowould like to select the Family Circle as your premium benefit package. Learn more by clicking the button below, or call our Membership Department at 410.626.1033. 



Historic Annapolis's primary concern is the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. We have increased cleaning and disinfecting frequencies and monitor the health of staff and volunteers daily. In order to ensure a safe visit for you, our guests, the following policies are in effect for all who visit the William Paca House and Garden:

  • Masks are required for visitors (ages 3 and up) while inside the Paca House. When you are outdoors, masks are encouraged, but not required.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for your use.
  • By entering the William Paca Garden, you are affirming that:
    • You have not been in contact with anyone who is either confirmed or suspected of being infected with COVID-19 in the last 10 days, and
    • You are not currently sick, nor have you experienced symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 10 days.

If you have any questions, please contact us at


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